Teachers Archives: Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko started dharma practice 30 years ago, asking, ‘Why does there have to be suffering in the world?’ She has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism since 1981, and was authorized to teach in 1996. She has a background in community organizing and human services leadership, and a special interest in how meditative practices can strengthen human capacity to address social, political and environmental issues. She was the Project Director for Insight Meditation Society’s development of the Forest Refuge, a retreat center for experienced meditators doing extended self-retreat. She completed a year long silent retreat at the Barre, Massachusetts facility in 2004.  A graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, she teaches to help individuals realize their full potential for clarity, balance, kindness and wisdom.

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